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Peter Sondergaard
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research
25 years at Gartner
29 years IT Industry

Peter Sondergaard is a senior vice president in Gartner, where he is the global head of Gartner Research. Mr. Sondergaard is responsible for people management and the direction of the global research organization, which includes Semiconductors, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Communications, Software and Services Management, Business of IT, Research Operations Management, and IT provider and end-user organizational roles.

Brexit – Advice For CIOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers and Marketing Leaders.

by Peter Sondergaard  |  July 1, 2016

It’s been a week since the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) and there’s an unprecedented amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the economic future of the region and the wider impact on the world’s economy. Almost constant news coverage of the ramifications of Brexit covering every conceivable angle […]

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The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform

by Peter Sondergaard  |  June 28, 2016

Seconds Out, Round One: The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform Has Begun Reset the clock because it’s back to the future; déjà vu all over again. The battle for ownership of digital platforms, where networks of stakeholders bring value to each other, has begun. It promises to be the biggest fight since the battle […]

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Discussing Bimodal IT, Digital Business and IT Budgets with CIOs

by Peter Sondergaard  |  February 13, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference in California. In an opening discussion on stage with Steve Rosenbush, Editor, CIO Journal, we explored topics such as bimodal IT, digital business, software platform battles and the crisis of talent. Afterward, we broke into working groups to explore key […]

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How to Manage Algorithms in Digital Business

by Peter Sondergaard  |  December 16, 2015

Software algorithms are at the core of all products and services in the digital economy. As I explained in a previous blog post, proprietary algorithms will come to define the function and value of almost everything we will use in the future. Whether it’s an algorithm that keeps us at a safe distance as we […]

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How Leading CIOs Are Addressing The Digital Skills Gap

by Peter Sondergaard  |  December 6, 2015

Digital business is growing across all industries. As analog revenues flatten and decline for many industries, businesses are shifting to a new source of growth: digital revenue from digital business. Our estimates indicate that 125,000 large organizations will have launched digital business initiatives by year’s end. To put that into context, that’s over half of all […]

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Are You Preparing For the Future When Millennials Become Digital Octogenarians?

by Peter Sondergaard  |  September 14, 2015

My sons are 10 and 19, which would put them at the trailing end of the millennial generation. They are the target of most start-ups in the technology space, maniacally debated in the press and presumed by most CxOs to be the primary target of their transformative digital strategies to drive growth. But all this […]

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The Internet of Things Will Give Rise To The Algorithm Economy

by Peter Sondergaard  |  June 1, 2015

It’s hard to avoid. Almost every CEO’s conversation about how IT is driving innovation inevitably comes back to the potential of big data. But data is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually do anything unless you know how to use it. And big data is even harder to monetize due to the sheer complexity of it. […]

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Are Regulators Enablers or Inhibitors of Digital Business?

by Peter Sondergaard  |  May 13, 2015

In my conversations with CEOs and CIOs, it’s become increasingly common that they mention the regulator of their specific industry. (And the mention is rarely favorable!) More often than not, they perceive regulators as inhibitors to advancing the digital strategy of their organization. Sometimes, I even hear CEOs question how fair these regulators are, implying […]

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Same Challenges For CIOs, Different Regions of the World

by Peter Sondergaard  |  March 23, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent a lot of time with CIOs both in the US and Europe, learning more about their mission-critical initiatives and some of the challenges they face. Interestingly, the same three themes bubbled up from conversations with CIOs in both regions. Innovate or die First and foremost, CEOs […]

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Two Peas In a Digital Pod: The CIO and CSO

by Peter Sondergaard  |  February 23, 2015

CEOs know all too well the amount of jockeying, competition and political maneuvering that happens in their leadership team. In the C-suite, it’s simply the way business gets done. CIOs are not immune. Some win, but many struggle at this competitive, high-stakes game. Navigating relationships within the C-suite is so important to a CIO’s success […]

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